Another emerging sad report reaching on Wednesday, indicates that suspected armed bandits have killed 4 Police Officers and 1 Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Officer, leaving 1 other resident badly injured, in Zamfara State.
The State Police Command Spokesman, Shehu Mohammed, confirmed the incident.
It was gathered that the Security Operatives were killed in an ambush by the heavily armed bandits, along Gora Community, in Maradun Local Government Area.
Mohammed said that the ambush followed the killing of an unspecified number of bandits who blocked the Bakura – Gusau road, on Sunday afternoon.
He stated: “Yes, they ambushed our troops, killing 4 Policemen, 1 Civil Defence Personnel, and another was critically injured, but receiving treatment in an undisclosed Hospital.”
Speaking further, he said that the State Command has sent a reinforcement of troops, and traced the bandits to the forest.
He disclosed that 6 rifles belonging to the Police were recovered from the bandits after the gun duel that lasted for hours, claiming that peace has returned to the area.
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